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60 Movies Every Woman Should Watch Before She Turns 40

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60 Movies Every Woman Should Watch Before She Turns 40

They say life begins at 40… but why not start living the life before you reach 40 and watch these fun, heartwarming and powerful movies?

Here are 60 of the must-watch movies that women who are nearly in their 40s have grown to be very familiar with and are worth watching.

1. The Godfather

StarsMarlon BrandoAl PacinoJames Caan

Genre: Crime, Mafia, Drama

The ageing patriarch of an organised crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Why women should watch it:

This powerful movie is about family, friends and money – loving your family, keeping your friends, and organising your money.

“Great men are not born great, they grow great.”

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2. Reservoir Dogs

Stars: Harvey KeitelTim RothMichael Madsen

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama

After a simple jewellery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Why women should watch it:

Simply because… it’s full of men… hot, hot men!

“Are you gonna bark all day, little doggy, or are you gonna bite?”

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3. The Shawshank Redemption

Stars: Tim RobbinsMorgan FreemanBob Gunton

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Why women should watch it:

It could teach women about courage and determination to survive even in the most hopeless cases, having self-worth and dignity.

“Every man has his breaking point.”

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4. American Beauty

Stars: Kevin SpaceyAnnette BeningThora Birch

Genre: Romance, Satire, Comedy

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter’s best friend.

Why women should watch it:

It’s about insecurities in one’s self and relationships and how to deal with these.

“It’s a great thing when you realise you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you’ve forgotten about.”

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5. Kill Bill

Stars: Uma ThurmanDavid CarradineDaryl Hannah

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime

The bride awakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now, she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her – a team she was once part of.

Why women should watch it:

Never mess with a betrayed angry mumma.

“Some things, once you do, they can never be undone.”

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6. Memento

Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime

A man juggles searching for his wife’s murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.

Why women should watch it:

It shows how people are willing to risk their lives to fight for the one they love.

“We all need mirror to remind ourselves who we are.”

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7. Bridget Jones’s Diary

Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Why women should watch it:

The film tells women to love and be comfortable in your own skin.

“It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.”

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8. Bridesmaids

Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Competition between the maid of honour and a bridesmaid over who is the bride’s best friend threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Why women should watch it:

This fun movie could be your guide to actually being a good bridesmaid and a friend most of all.

“At first, I didn’t know it was your diary. I thought it was a very sad handwritten book.”

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9. Gone Girl

Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Drama

With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.

Why women should watch it:

The movie highlights the importance of trust in a relationship.

“When two people love each other and can’t make that work, that’s the real tragedy.”

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10. Into the Wild

Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener

Genre: Adventure, Drama

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Why women should watch it:

Sometimes, finding your soul and purpose in life can be found in the simplest of things.

“The core of man’s spirit comes from new experiences.”

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